[ubuntu-us-nc] Freenode IRC Problems
markthecarp at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 00:14:18 GMT 2010
Moss Bliss wrote:
> K, now I'm hopelessly confused. I just go just got given a new netbook,
> and was about to setup Pidgin... and now there's another step to the setup?
> Please give us n00bs a step-by-step guide to get into this, or we may
Well this is exactly what I was worried about. Hopefully link 2 or 3
would be helpful.
But with Pidgin...
I'll turn it off now. Try to login and I'll try to find out how to
register a nick in Pidgin.
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 6:53 PM, markthecarp <markthecarp at gmail.com
> <mailto:markthecarp at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Hi All,
> The Freenode IRC network has been undergoing attacks by spam bots over
> the last week or so. The operators of the Freenode IRC network have
> recommended that channels (rooms) be set to +r or +R mode . I am
> going to follow the recommendation of these folks mainly to insure that
> our team channel won't be used to propagate these attacks.
> I'm going to set the channel mode to +r. 
> +r (block unidentified)
> This mode prevents users who are not identified with NickServ from
> joining the channel. Users will receive a server notice explaining this
> if they try to join.
> What this means in a nutshell is that users will have to have a
> registered nickname with Freenode . The original team IRC channel
> (#ubuntu-northcarolina) required this but I didn't set the new channel
> up that way to make things a little easier for new users. The channel
> was changed to come into compliance with the standards for approved
> teams. I will remove the +r on meeting days so that the
> webchat.freenode.net <http://webchat.freenode.net> link will work
> w/o requiring a registered nickname.
> I hope this isn't too painful. Please feel free to ask away here or on
> the team forum  if you need help registering your nickname.
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